US to train St. Maarten national security officialsPOSTED: 08/30/12 12:35 PM
St. Maarten – Members of the National Security Service are expected to benefit from a protective services training exercise that will be held from September 10 to September 14. The training will be offered by the Force Protection Detachment of the United States Consulate based in Curacao. Both agencies will also exchange valuable information and experience. The St.Maarten Festival Village will be the venue for the exercise and according to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams; the initiative is in keeping with the government’s goal of increasing capacity.
“It is continuing with government’s goal and vision of training our own in so many areas.”
The prime minister visited national security representatives of the United States (US) in Langley Virginia where the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is headquartered.
Employees of the National Security Service of St. Maarten, including its head James Richardson accompanied her. Parties discussed areas of interest and decided to continue forging a working relationship. It is unclear how far this working relationship will go, but the US continues to maintain a very close networking relationship with countries across the world.